Royksopp - Late Night Tales

by Royksopp


The new edition of Late Night Tales journeys to Scandinavia to invite Norwegian duo Röyksopp to delve through their record collection. Their Late Night Tales mix is eclectic, diverse and wonderful. Sliding from light folk to widescreen ambience to experimental rock to prog-pop (seasoned with the occasional guilty pleasure); it’s all in the spirit of the night.

Following the exclusive introduction track 'Daddy's Groove', Rare Bird's beautiful 1975 B-side'Passing Through' then leads into Australian supergroup Little River Band. The first of several delicate folk moments, it's joined by the ever soulful John Martyn. There's a strong representation of alternative European sounds. Röyksopp mine deep and wide to unearth the rare and unusual German psych-pop of Richard Schneider Jnr (featuring none other than Can's Jaki Leibezeit on drums), France's unique F.R. David and the new age melodies of Switzerland's Andreas Vollenweider - it's pop Jim, but not as we know it. There are also the more familiar names of XTC and Thomas Dolby, as well as Röyksopp's exclusive cover of Depeche Mode's 'Ice Machine' and brand new track opening Daddys Groove. The music draws to a close with goth-dream-pop 4AD founders The Mortal Coil's Emmylou Harris cover 'Till I Can Gain Control Again'; blending into a cinematic moment from German electronic avant-garde band Popol Vuh, contributing to the soundtrack of Werner Herzog's 1972 movie Aguirre, the Wrath of God. The second part of the Benedict Cumberbatch narrated story 'Flat of Angles' closes time on this coolly individual edition of Late Night Tales.
2x 12" LP, 180g half speed remastered, art print, multi-format digital download

A1. Röyksopp – Daddy’s Groove
A2. Rare Bird – Passing Through
A3. Little River Band – Light Of Day
A4. Johann Johannsson – Odi Et Amo
B1. Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues
B2. Röyksopp – Ice Machine
B3. F.R.David – Music
B4. Prelude – After The Goldrush
B5. Andreas Vollenweider - Hands And Clouds
C1. Richard Schneider Jr – Hello Beach Girls
C2. Byrne & Barnes - Love You Out Of Your Mind
C3 John Martyn – Small Hours
D1. Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore
D2. This Mortal Coil - 'Til I Gain Control
D3. Popol Vuh – Aguirre I Lacrime di Rei
D4. Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles - Part 2


Late Night Tales, 2013
ALNLP32  [5060391090450v]


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